[Sca-cooks] What does this Dripping Dish Do?
mneumark at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 17 17:26:59 PDT 2011
So, I think by now you all know my first focus is pottery. I do cook, but I make a lot of different items. I go through the Museum of London site and try to find new items to make to sell and give sometimes as gifts to people.
I came across this: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/largerimage.asp?obj_id=113105%20&img_id=49153
Here is the description of the item: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/object.asp?obj_id=113105
So, I have my ideas as to what it does, but really... what does it do? Is it for basting? It has a spout/pouring lip. It seems really long and cumbersome of anything else, but I could be wrong.
Does anyone know of any good books that speak about what kitchen items did in period (how they were used)? There are numerous warming dishes and oddities I can find, and honestly, I am not sure how someone would use these items.
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